The Benin monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II has issued a stern warning to politicians in Edo State against turning the State into a war zone in a bid to realise their gubernatorial ambition.
The Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Our Correspondent recalls that violent broke out among supporters of PDP and APC during the visit of Governor Godwin Obaseki who led other PDP Governors and the national leaders of the party to intimate the Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II of his intention to contest for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State on Saturday at the palace of the Oba of Benin in Benin City, which left scores injured.
The statement, condemned the unruly behaviour of some youths outside the gate of the palace when the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki led some Peoples Democratic party Governors and leaders of the party visited the monarch on Saturday July 25, 2020.
“The Benin Traditional Council uses this medium to advise all political party members not to turn Edo State into a war zone because of their gubernatorial ambition.
“We were therefore surprised to hear later that there was an incident outside the palace, directly in front of Oredo Local Government Secretariat. His Royal Majesty condemns this unruly behaviour that occurred in front of the palace”, he said.
The monarch while recalling his cordial relationship with the august visitors including the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his counterpart in Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said the meeting ended well.
Oba Ewuare II who maintained that the Benin throne is not partisan, adding that he remains committed to peace, and tranquility in the State ahead of the forthcoming Governorship election.
The palace enjoined all well-meaning indigenes of Edo State to join the monarch in continuous prayer for peace and tranquility in the State.